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Berkeley, CA: Briana Loewinsohn (Ephemera: A Memoir) Book Talk and Signing at the Berkeley Public Library–West Branch

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

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“Loewinsohn debuts with an astounding graphic memoir of her coming of age amid her mother’s mental illness. … This powerful yet meditative work heralds the arrival of a promising creator.” — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Don’t miss Briana Loewinsohn’s event (co-hosted by Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary and Garden Arts) at the Berkeley Public Library–West Branch! She’ll be discussing her debut graphic memoir, Ephemera: A Memoir, and signing copies afterwards.

About the book: Ephemera is a poetic and dreamlike take on a graphic memoir set in a garden, a forest, and a greenhouse. The story drifts among a grown woman, her early memories as a child, and the gossamer existence of her mother. A lyrical entry in the field of graphic medicine, Ephemera is a story about a daughter trying to relate to a parent who struggles with mental illness. Gorgeously illustrated in a painted palette of warm, earthy tones, it is a quiet book of isolation, plants, confusion, acceptance, and the fog of childhood. Loewinsohn’s debut book is an aching, meditative twist on autobiography, infusing the genre with an ethereal fusion of memory and imagination.


May 9
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT


Berkeley Public Library–West Branch
1125 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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(510) 981-6270
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